Raw, clean, clear air.
Fresh, crisp, colorful vegetation.
Natural, rich, textured landscapes.
Washington state is a beautiful haven of nature's finest. Green trees, blue waters, and strong mountains create a land of diversity. I am continuously amazed by the scenery on my drives between Yakima and Seattle.
Rolling hills surrounding Yakima Valley
The sun shines its face on the Yakima Valley
Tree tops touching the clouds on top of Snoqualmie Pass
Change breathes a fresh breath on this season, as fall casts its cool temperature and misty air across the land. The sun's smoldering rays are tucked away in hibernation, while Northface fleece jackets, boots, and jeans are pulled out of the closet.
Along with the natural environment and its outdoor activities comes a comfort-driven style. No, the Northwest is not known for its fashion sense, but this season it should be given accolades.
90's grunge has returned! Designers around the world are reincarnating Seattle's staple style, making grunge a trend on the catwalk for this season and next. Elements such as plaid, leather, denim, metal studs, deconstruction, etc. are apparent in Fall 2010 collections by Balmain & Just Cavalli and Spring 2011 collections by Balenciaga, Balmain, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Balmain Spring 2011
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I was given the opportunity to work with Seattle photographer Tom Hanser to create images that feature another dose of affordable fashions combined with a few trends worth noting for this fall. The shoot was set against a fresh backdrop at the beautiful Golden Gardens.
Red & Black Plaid Scarf: $7 (Filene's Basement)
Denim Corset Top: $5 (Greece)
90's Vintage Denim Skirt: $20 (London Thrift Shop)
Black Cape: My own design
Levi's Knit Hat: $8 (Sale at Levi's)
Vintage Plaid Shirt: $3 (Value Village)
Grey Undershirt: $5 (Target)
Black Skirt: $15 (WAREHOUSE)
Vintage Waist Belt: $2 (Salvation Army)
Vintage Beaded Bow (pinned to shirt): $2 (Fremont Market)
Thigh High Socks: $5 (Top Shop)
Wool Leg Warmers: $15 (see Prada Fall 2010) (Greenwich Market)
Brown Studded Shoes: $7 (London)
60's Vintage Head Scarf: $2 (Fremont Market)
Vintage Ivory Oversized Knit Sweater: $6 (Value Village)
Vintage Miriam Haskell Chain: $7 (Fremont Market)
40's Vintage Leg-warmers (worn as cuffs): $4 (Antique Store)
Wide-legged Denim: $2 (Clearance at T.J. Maxx)